Packers Would Like To Get Extension Done With LT David Bakhtiari Before Week 1


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media mentioned Thursday that the Packers would “love” to get an extension in place for LT David Bakhtiari before the start of the regular season.

David Bakhtiari

The Packers just signed DT Kenny Clark to a four-year, $70 million extension that makes him the highest-paid nose tackle in the NFL. 

However, Green Bay still has some key players to address over the next year including Bakhtiari, RB Aaron Jones, C Corey Linsley and CB Kevin King before they become free agents in 2021. 

It’s worth mentioning that the Packers will have the franchise tag available next year if they need to prevent Bakhtiari from hitting the open market. 

Bakhtiari, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his five-year, $53.34 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $10 million for the 2020 season. 

Bakhtiari will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020. 

In 2019, Bakhtiari appeared in all 16 games for the Packers, making 16 starts for them. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 tackle out of 82 qualifying players.

We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 Free Agents list.

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